"Note, We should, even in our dress and habits, avoid every thing that may dishonour Christ. The woman, on the other hand, who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head, namely, the man, v. 3. She appears in the dress of her superior, and throws off the token of her subjection. She might, with equal decency, cut her hair short, or cut it close, which was the custom of the man in that age. This would be in a manner to declare that she was desirous of changing sexes, a manifest affectation of that superiority which God had conferred on the other sex. And this was probably the fault of these prophetesses in the church of Corinth. It was doing a thing which, in that age of the world, betokened superiority, and therefore a tacit claim of what did not belong to them but the other sex. Note, The sexes should not affect to change places. The order in which divine wisdom has placed persons and things is best and fittest: to endeavour to amend it is to destroy all order, and introduce confusion. The woman should keep to the rank God has chosen for her, and not dishonour her head; for this, in the result, is to dishonour God" (Matthew Henry)
Remember Luther wanted to reform the church from within, he was confident that if he could get word to the Pope about the unbiblical practices of the church that he would be moved to act. But the Pope was implicit, to Luther's shock. He felt betrayed. Luther stood up for what was right. The whole point of the reformation was to get back to the scriptures. Think about it, one man stood up against an entire organization, and accomplished this feat. That is even more miraculous than the six day war. The roman church is not a Christian church.
Psa 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psa 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. Need I say more?
Great Sermon! Harold gave many years of good service but age and Satan have addled his brain. We used to give liberally to Family Radio but we cannot now. God have mercy on him. Solomon at the end of his life did not do well either.
This is ofcourse a really simple question with a really simple answer according to the Bible which should be our standard. In the Bible we see constantly people making altars and make memorial tablets and places. Remember this is also the origin of Jerusalem!! What we Christians have to do today is not look at other peoples standards and opinions, but read our Bible and life accordingly. Only the Bible can raise a true doctrine of sound Faith which sets us free.
I think rather then pray fervently for revival, which is not a bad thing to do, we have to put in practice what God asks from us and do this prior to praying for God to do things. In all the Old Testament we can read how God answers Israel when it (again) does what God asks. As Israel is an example for every believer we have to draw conclussion from this. Also we see the same principle less direct in the New Testament. At last this question can be put to rest if we believe God's promises He gave us throughout the whole Bible and maybe some promises He geve you personally.